Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, politicians, critics, tour guide...
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Artistic Field, Political Circle, Commercial Fields and Tourism Industry
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Horse
The year of 2019 will be favorable for those with Chinese zodiac sign Horse, especially in their career and love relationship. They may have good opportunities to get promotions or get nice grades in study. Smart investments will bring them some extra profits. Single Horses are likely to fall in love with someone this year, especially for females. They need to pay attention to their health condition. Don’t put much burden upon themselves. In the year of 2020, people born with Chinese zodiac Horse sign would have much fortune in their love relationship. However, in terms of career, wealth and health, Horses may face different problems in these three aspects. 
Horse Luck in 2019
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
- Last modified on Oct. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Shae from JAMAICA | Sep. 30, 2019 07:56Reply
Metal horse experiencing a break up
Hi. Am a metal horse who recently broke up with my boyfriend who is s dog sign. But he wants us to work through it. He lies alot, he flirts and he also cheated. Because of my soft heart I feel so sorry for him but I really dont want to go back because I was so unhappy with him. What should I do? Am just alittle confuse. Will I ever find true love. Am now 29
Answers (3)
Answered by Savannah from USA | Oct. 09, 2019 00:14

Of course you will find true love. According to your situation, you are suggested to give up and start a new life. You deserve better person. :)
Answered by Xed from PH | Oct. 12, 2019 19:28

I am metal horse too, my GF just broke up with me because her mother wants a pure chinese even if we love each other. It's painful. 5 years of memories wasted.
Answered by Shae from JAMAICA | Oct. 13, 2019 19:07

Am sorry to hear. To lose so much years is very hard. I hope you fine true love soon like myself. It will be rough at first but overtime you will heal
Asked by d from UK | Sep. 03, 2019 14:51Reply
I am a metal July born horse. I met a fire December sheep.
I've not been lucky in love yet. I've considered cutting love off the list interlay and focusing on other things. After meeting this goat I feel happy. Do you think we may be happy together for a long time. I would like to get married in my life time. When do you think that may happen for me if at all. Thank you in advance for taking the time to write back to me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Arianna from UKRAINE | Sep. 04, 2019 20:48

Yes, you should follow your heart and pursue your happiness. Both of you are dynamic and outgoing. You need each other’s accompany, and can get satisfaction from family. You two can lead a harmonious life.
Asked by David from U.S.A. | Aug. 10, 2019 09:45Reply
I a horse under Chinese astrology born 8/05/1930 what does life offer me now?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isabelle from UKRAINE | Aug. 12, 2019 20:40

For the fortune in aspects of career, wealth as well as relationship is neither good nor bad. However, you should keep an eye on physical condition. Keeping in good health will be important for you. Be serious and careful when picking up some health care products. It’s also important to have regular medical examinations in a year.
Asked by Melb from USA | Aug. 03, 2019 10:33Reply
I am a Wood Horse (1954) and have been looking for a good man.
I have been unlucky in love. Do you think I will find the right man soon ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aly from UKRAINE | Aug. 08, 2019 00:56

Melb, it is advised to hold the positive attitude towards life. Late 2019 and 2020 will be lucky time for you. There will have many chances for you to find the right person. Just wait patiently. :)
Asked by Amadeus from US | Jul. 23, 2019 11:19Reply
I'm an Earth Horse (26 Jul 1978) and I've never married.
Worse, every guy I've dated treated me poorly. Should I give up on dating and focus on making money any way I can for the rest of my life?
Answers (2)
Answered by Iris from DENMARK | Jul. 23, 2019 20:06

Well, maybe you are suggested to focus on your career and wealth first. Then you will have several chances to meet the right person. For your love life, you should have more patience. Don't worry. :)
Answered by GEORGE from USA | Oct. 12, 2019 14:08

Never give up, there some one out there waiting for a great person.
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